Gamco Investors (NYSE: GBL) and Oaktree Capital Group (NYSE:OAK) are both finance companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, dividends and earnings.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
25.4% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.8% of Oaktree Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 79.0% of Gamco Investors shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Gamco Investors and Oaktree Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Gamco Investors||$361.19 million||2.36||$181.57 million||$3.68||8.02|
|Oaktree Capital Group||$1.51 billion||2.00||$497.59 million||$4.57||10.27|
Oaktree Capital Group has higher revenue and earnings than Gamco Investors. Gamco Investors is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Oaktree Capital Group, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk & Volatility
Gamco Investors has a beta of 1.05, indicating that its stock price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Oaktree Capital Group has a beta of 0.59, indicating that its stock price is 41% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Gamco Investors and Oaktree Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Oaktree Capital Group||0||5||1||0||2.17|
Oaktree Capital Group has a consensus price target of $49.50, indicating a potential upside of 5.43%. Given Oaktree Capital Group’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Oaktree Capital Group is more favorable than Gamco Investors.
Gamco Investors pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Oaktree Capital Group pays an annual dividend of $5.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 11.2%. Gamco Investors pays out 2.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Oaktree Capital Group pays out 114.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Oaktree Capital Group has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years. Oaktree Capital Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.
This table compares Gamco Investors and Oaktree Capital Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Oaktree Capital Group||19.17%||20.11%||4.95%|
Oaktree Capital Group beats Gamco Investors on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Gamco Investors Company Profile
GAMCO Investors, Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a provider of investment advisory services to open and closed-end funds, institutional and private wealth management investors principally in the United States. The Company operates through the investment advisory and asset management business segment. It manages assets on a discretionary basis and invests in securities through various investment styles. Its assets under management are organized into three groups: Institutional and Private Wealth Management; Open and Closed-End Funds, and the GAMCO International SICAV (SICAV). The Company provides advisory services to a range of investors, including corporate retirement plans, foundations, endowments and private wealth clients, and also serves as sub-advisor to third-party investment funds, including registered investment companies. As of December 31, 2016, it had provided advisory services to 21 open-end funds, 15 closed-end funds and one exchange traded managed fund.
Oaktree Capital Group Company Profile
Oaktree Capital Group, LLC (Oaktree) is an investment manager specializing in alternative investments. The Company operates through investment management segment, which consists of the investment management services that the Company provides to its clients. The Company manages investments in a range of strategies within approximately six asset classes, which include corporate debt, convertible securities, distressed debt, control investing, real estate and listed equities. The Funds managed by Oaktree include commingled funds, separate accounts and collateralized loan obligation vehicles (CLOs). The commingled funds include open-end and closed-end limited partnerships in which it makes an investment and for which it serves as the general partner. CLOs are structured finance vehicles in which the Company typically makes an investment and for which it serves as collateral manager. Its clientele includes the United States pension plans and corporations and/or their pension funds.
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